Corporations Pool 5 Million To Kill GMO Labelling Ballot Initiative

Oregon may soon become the first state to require labels on genetically engineered food. A ballot initative, known as Measure Twenty Seven, would require food producers to label genetically engineered ingredients in food produced or sold in Oregon. 70% of food sold in the state would be affected. The labelling measure has been fought by food and biotechnology companies such as Monsanto, Dupont, General Mills, and Pepsi, calling themselves the Coalition Against the Costly Labelling Law. The campaign has spent over five million dollars, outspending labeling advocates 25 to 1. (4 min. audio and full transcript)


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